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So I just had my first ob yesterday since maybe 3 years ago.. and I've only had a few mild outbreaks since my first one nearly 6 years ago. There's 5 obvious lesions that I initially thought were just ingrown hairs since I shaved the day before.

Anyhow, my general question is.. Can an outbreak be triggered by a vaginal infection (what I suspect may be a yeast infection)? I've been itching for the last 2 weeks and had a slight odor and light bleeding (spotting) and I thought that it would just go its course.

I was itching myself like crazy every once in a while.. so my thinking is is it possible that I just irritated myself so bad that it caused me to have an outbreak? I'm aware that yeast infection can accompany an outbreak. I didn't notice any tingling but maybe my itching covered that up. It's been so long I just don't remember.

Have any of you experienced this before?

It wouldn't be a big deal to me but I had unprotected sex 2 DAYS before I broke out.. and I'm also confused as to how infectious you are in that time period as I've read conflicting information where the prodromal stage is the most contagious but then I thought when you had lesions was the most infectious.

Let me know what you all think.

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